The many accounts of abuse under the #MeToo campaign accusing Hollywood’s movie mogul Harvey Weinstein erupted this month. In a recent development, former child star and The Lost Boys actor, Corey Feldman, has now announced that he is planning to make a documentary to expose an alleged network of paedophiles working in Hollywood.
The 46-year-old musician posted a video on twitter recently saying that he was raising $10 million to fund a film that will provide an "honest and true depiction of child abuse" in Hollywood.
"What I am proposing is a plan that I believe can literally change the entertainment system as we know it. And I believe that I can also bring down, potentially, a paedophile ring that I have been aware of since I was a child," Corey said.
"Right off the bat, I can name six names, one of them who is still very powerful today. And a story that links all the way up to a studio. It connects paedophilia to one of the major studios."
Feldman, who appeared in cult 1980s movies such as Gremlins, The Goonies and The Lost Boys, has claimed in the past that his film career was destroyed for campaigning against what he describes as a paedophile ring in Hollywood that abused him as a child.
He also claims that fellow child star Corey Haim, who died of pneumonia in 2010, was also abused by studio executives while the two were making a name for themselves, including "some of the richest, most powerful people in this business."
However, in his seven-minute video Feldman claims that things are getting dangerous for him after he came out with the claim. “Ever since I discussed the fact that I have this plan, my life has turned to utter chaos," he said. "I've been silenced my whole life, but just over the past few days since I made that announcement, I've been arrested, I had a near-death experience last night where I felt like I was almost going to be killed. Two trucks came speeding at me at the same time on a crosswalk."
The actor and fellow members of the band Corey Feldman and the Angels were fined by police in Louisiana last week for possession of marijuana during a search of their tour bus.Feldman's Truth Campaign — which had received pledges for $107,000 via the fundraising website Indiegogo by midday Thursday — will finance the production and distribution of the documentary.Feldman is also seeking help to "buy the security and the legal team that I need to help my family until the project is released."